It’s A Grackle, Baby!
A few week ago, mesmerized by the look of a mysterious bird, we posted a mini photo report about it.
Needless to say, this mystery has been resolved. It’s a Common Grackle!
Supposedly there are 0ver 70 million of these guys in the world. They like to hang around in large flocks around farms, city parks or neighboring lawns. They are considered very resourceful and opportunistic in nature. Sometimes, they become a serious threat to agricultural crops. It is notoriously difficult to exterminate and usually require the use of hawks or similar large birds of prey. At feeders Common Grackles dominate smaller birds. When resting they sit atop trees or on telephone lines, keeping up a raucous chattering. Flight is direct, with stiff wingbeats.
Oh, well. Welcome to this blog, Little Grackle Fellow!